Porchlight Storytelling Series

It's our 15th birthday and we're putting on a killer storytelling show to celebrate!
BACK IN THE DAY will feature true tales from a stellar assortment of humans including:
Muni Diaries founder Eugenia Chien
Lawyer, activist, and artist Matt Gonzalez
Bartender and writer Ginger Murray
Master bookbinder Dominic Riley
Writer and contributor to The New Yorker, Vice, and The Guardian, Carvell Wallace
Writer, performer Cintra Wilson
Musical Guest Sonny Smith

with your emcees Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick

Direct download: Porchlight_15th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:37am PDT

Porchlight and Sketchfest present:
BOMBS AWAY! Stories of Implosions and Explosions

With Dana Merwin, Eddie Pepitone. Erin Foley, Karla Martin and Mike Phirman 

Direct download: Porchlight_012017_Sketchfest_Night_1.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

Every year, we join forces with the amazing Litquake Literary Festival to bring you a night of stories told by authors and writers. Our theme for this show is ripped from the Talking Heads song “Life During Wartime,” and involves tales of explosive scenarios, epic struggles, and living each day like it could be your last. With Greg Milner, Laurie Notaro, D. Watkins, Jack Boulware, Eric Spitznagel, Bucky SInister, and Pamela Alma Weymouth. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick, with music by Marc Capelle. 

Direct download: Litquake_101016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am PDT

Who am I?

It's a queston that never fails to amuse, confuse, bewilder, and humble us as we plunk along our journey on this earth. To what end, no one knows. To paraphrase Oliver Sacks, it is an enormous privilege and adventure to be a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet. And you are free to have canned fish for lunch every day, if you wish. 

As Porchlight celebrates fourteen years of personal storytelling onstage, we look to a theme where storytellers can choose to reflect or freak out on the whats, whys, and hows of who they think they are. 

Cousins author Mary Roach and bookbinder Dominic Riley
Mythbusters legend Adam Savage
writer and actor Moon Zappa
Executive strategist Karla Martin
Writer/performer/psychic hotline operator Ben McCoy
Bawdy Storytelling dynamo Dixie De La Tour

Direct download: 14th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm PDT